Revit vs. SketchUp

Welcome to Design Under Influence.  Today’s discussion is concerning Revit and SketchUp and why you may need one or the other to complete your project.    What are some of the intricacies of the Revit and SketchUp platforms?  A lot of people are familiar with these tools to some extent, and some are using them heavily. Autodesk owns Revit and Trimble owns SketchUp.  Because Revit is…

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Why Switch to Revit from AutoCAD or 2D Drafting

In these podcasts we look under the hood of what makes architecture design engineering work successful.  We then unpack it to give you valuable and useful advice.  Today we are discussing switching from AutoCAD or 2D Drafting to Revit.  What makes Revit different from other tools? My wife and I have been talking about renovating…

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Revit – How to Choose the Right Version for Your Firm

Welcome to Design Under Influence.  Today’s discussion centers on Revit.  Revit is a software tool for architects and engineers.  It is also used in construction.  It is a good tool that lives throughout the lifecycle of the building.  Revit’s database driven approach (often called Building Information Modeling or BIM) has had a dramatic impact on the design and…

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Employee Cybersecurity Training-Best Practices for Passwords.

School is now in session and today’s discussion is regarding best practices to manage your passwords and multi-factor authentication (MFA).  Protecting your passwords is particularly important. You must go beyond the old-school approach of keeping a written list of passwords or storing them in your phone. The old-school approach is dangerous and can leave you…

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Employee Cybersecurity Training –Mobile Phone Scams

Today’s discussion is regarding mobile phone scams.  Since literally everyone is using computers and internet phones to conduct business, as well as manage our day-to-day lives, guarding against mobile phone scams is of great importance.  You may be asking yourself, “What can go possibly go wrong with my mobile phone?”  Since you have encountered no…

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Employee Cybersecurity Training – Avoiding Email Scams

Most of us have been working from home for a year now, and as we move into some hybrid types of business environments, it’s important to remember that hackers are still out in force looking to take your business and your money and your attention.  Today, we’re talking about how to keep them away from your…

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IT Defense vs. Offense for Architects

Today, we’re unpacking a subject that will help architects think and act on their competitive advantage, which is technology.   The topic is this: IT offense versus IT defense and what each represents.   Understanding IT Defense and Offense  IT defense includes the most important pieces of technology infrastructure that your company requires for security, productivity, and…

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How to market your Architecture firm to bring in awesome work

Today on Design Under Influence we’re very excited to welcome guest Bryon McCartney, the Chief Creative Strategist and co-founder of ArchMark. ArchMark is a specialized marketing agency geared towards architecture & design firms. We’ll be talking about how to grow your company and how technology can help you do so! Growth and technology are intimately…

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How to find your ideal IT provider

Today we’re unpacking an especially interesting topic here on Design Under Influence — how to evaluate your future IT provider so that you can be sure to find the perfect match for your architecture and design firm.   So how do you even know if you need a new IT provider, anyway?   The most common reason we see…

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